Clause 32. — (Amendment of Certain Enactments Relating to Licences.)

Local Government (Scotland) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th November 1966.

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Photo of Dr Dickson Mabon Dr Dickson Mabon , Greenock 12:00 am, 9th November 1966

I beg to move Amendment No. 43, in page 21, line 30, after 'hawkers', insert ', passage brokers, emigrant runners'. Perhaps it might be convenient to discuss also Amendments Nos. 69 and 72.

These Amendments repeal archaic provisions for the licensing of passage brokers and emigrant runners. I had hoped in Committee that we might be able to do something like this, but we wanted to verify that no Commonwealth country had included these provisions in its merchant shipping legislation and that their repeal will have no effect on other provisions of the Merchant Shipping Acts which need to be retained. We have now received such verification.

Amendment agreed to.